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Career Coaching in Financial Services

I recently coached a top portfolio manager in a company that wanted to make a shift to another company. Colin initially came to me dissatisfied,

Dealing with Passive-Aggressive Executives

Executive relations entail dealing with many profiles, and one of the most problematic are passive-aggressive people. These may be loyalists of old executives that have

Brad Feld, Founder, Foundry Group

Interview with Brad Feld, Managing Director, Foundry Group

“The best board members “work for the CEO as long as they support the CEO.” If they don’t support her, they should do something (which could mean changing the CEO, or working hard with her to get back to a place of support). For me – that’s the fundamental “trick” to being an effective board member”

Dennis van der Veen

Interview with Dennis van der Veen, CEO & Founder, Hamster

“I’m a people person and I care about my team and the individual members. That means in good times and in bad times. I’m a strong believer of reciprocity. Give and take. I give individuals and teams a responsibility and trust. If they can handle that I’m easy on people if they can’t perform on their normal level because of circumstances.”

Richard Webb, CEO, Cataliize, Venture Capital Companies / Venture Capital Firms

Interview with Richard Webb, CEO, Cataliize

“We believe the best cultures are ones which empower the founders to be focused and collaborative. We have simplified and productised our management reporting systems which give all stakeholders access to consistent objective data. Our partners success is directly related to the founders and all stakeholders interpretation of the same operating data”

VC Case Study: Mark

Case study of coaching Mark, the GP of a British VC firm, and his portfolio founders as well, to achieve higher operational efficiency and returns.